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Rent a house for a month in Phuket?

Posted by lok2015 on 27/1/2015 at 09:34

Im on a long holiday with my girlfriend, booked a hotel and after arivel found a great 2 staged house near Kata beach (5min on bike). Its my second visit to Phuket, so i know the island pretty much. This house has Gorgeus view! Nice kitchen and 2 balconies. 2 bedrooms and seperate bathrooms. Its much more beutiful then hotel and cheaper (whole house is 1800$ per month, its more like villa realy). How do you think is it safe to share a house with traveling couple or a solo traveler (i want to lo ...

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Where to stay in Ko Lanta? - Quiet, no big parties but still social

Posted by miriamamanda on 26/1/2015 at 10:06

I´m heading of to Ko Lanta on saturday, and would appreciate any advice on where to stay. The parties further north sounds a bit to rowdy for me, and Kantiang Bay might be a bit too slow? I´m leaning towards Khlong Nin at the moment. I (27) have a week off from my research in Myanmar, and I´m looking for a place where I can have some downtime during my visa-run. The perfect week would consist of me reading my books, swimming, doing some yoga (by my self or take a class) have some ...

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Viewed 820 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by DLuek on 26/1/2015 at 21:59

Bangkok police harassment

Posted by daawgon on 26/1/2015 at 19:49

A very important problem with police harassing tourists was reported in the current newsletter. Have any of you had personal experience with this harassment, lately? ...

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Viewed 1,413 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 26/1/2015 at 21:39

Chiang Mai Airport to Arcade Bus Station...

Posted by altmtl on 25/1/2015 at 00:35

I read that a taxi from the airport to the bus station was between 150 - 200 baht? Is this correct Is there an alternative way of transport - shuttle or bus - Songthaews - Where would I catch them? Thx ...

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Viewed 1,215 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 26/1/2015 at 07:40

Camping in Phuket

Posted by rudder6 on 24/1/2015 at 22:49

Hello! Going to head to phuket in the next couple of days and I really want to camp and get away from it all. Anyone have any suggestions as to where ?? I would need to hire tent too. Thanks in advance ...

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Viewed 906 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by lanathai on 26/1/2015 at 01:31

Electrical socket (plug type)

Posted by relf on 6/4/2008 at 04:44

I tried a quick search and couldnt come up with an answer...what type of electrical sockets are used in thailand? (bringing my laptop) And is this type also found in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 25,690 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by evrenpredator on 25/1/2015 at 14:01

Mountain Biking around Chiang Mai

Posted by SebastianX on 17/12/2014 at 11:59

Hi everyone, Any mountain bikers around who have explored the Chiang Mai / Dao / Rai area? I am looking for tours with nice singletrail and downhill rides - either guided or on one's own. I would be happy to receive recommendations! cheers, Sebastian ...

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Viewed 3,101 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AdrianeLeith on 23/1/2015 at 00:33

Buying and donating a bicycle in Nakhon Phanom

Posted by stekmer on 19/1/2015 at 02:30

I'm due in Nakhon Phaom in a couple of weeks time (my 4th trip) and have decided to buy a second hand bicycle (hopefully) rather than settle for one of the ancient offerings from LA Cycles or using a communal one from my Hotel. Assuming I find one worth buying, I am hoping to be able to sell it at the end of my weeks stay but accept that this may be difficult. My second choice was to donate it to a worthy cause or recipient. Can anyone advise on any charitable organizations that may accept a b ...

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Viewed 1,136 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AdrianeLeith on 23/1/2015 at 00:29

Ko Chang - Lonely Beach to Bailan Bay

Posted by kipcasper on 20/1/2015 at 01:49

Hi, I've been to Thailand a few times, including Ko Chang, but never been to Bailan Bay. I usually stay on Lonely Beach but haven't ventured further up the road. I'm looking at being on Ko Chang during Songkran this year and I'm thinking of staying in Bailan Bay but would still like the nightlife of Lonely Beach. Could anyone tell me the distance between the two and if it is easily walkable, especially during nighttime? Cheers, Kip ...

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Viewed 1,343 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by AdrianeLeith on 23/1/2015 at 00:26

First Time Solo Trip To Thailand Itinerary

Posted by adventurebil on 25/12/2014 at 19:33

I'm new to the forum. A Londoner living in NYC. I love to travel but have mostly travelled with friends and have always wanted to do a trip on my own so I just booked my first solo trip to Thailand (19days) & Tokyo (6days). I'm also using this as a test to see if I want to leave what I'm doing to explore longer term travel (1yr+) so excited to get 2015 going! After reading through the forum archives & research, I've worked out the below but I would love your expert opinion and recommend ...

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Viewed 2,590 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by AdrianeLeith on 23/1/2015 at 00:25

Thailand for a 3rd time visiting. Where to go?

Posted by dangerzone15 on 9/1/2015 at 17:27

So I'll be going to Thailand for a month before going to Australia this February and just looking for some suggestions on places to go. I've been twice already to Thailand which is making my choice more difficult. I've been to BKK, Ao Nang, Phi Phi, Phuket, Chiang Mai (twice) and Pai (although it rained constantly when I was there). I'm 24 and do like a drink but I've decided that I'd rather not drink too much on this trip as it destroys my budget. I actually would like to be going to the g ...

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Viewed 1,790 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by lanathai on 21/1/2015 at 09:31

Anyone have a 3-4 Day Beach Suggestion from Bangkok?

Posted by suetravels on 8/1/2015 at 05:52

I am heading to Bangkok in February and have three/four days to seek out a beach. I would like to sit on the beach for a few hours and enjoy the view (happy to do beach activities as well - dive/snorkel - or just read), eat some good food, grab a massage (if available), and relax. Goal is to relax. There are no kids, just adults. Would you recommend: Hua Hin, Ko Samet , or fly south to Krabi or any other places you would suggest (Ko Samui, etc)? Travel Time: - Day 1 - Arrive in BKK ...

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Anyone living in Krabi or around for a while?

Posted by Natashakrabi on 13/1/2015 at 02:22

Hi I moved to Krabi around 3 months ago, teaching English at ChokChai in Nuakhlong, its 5 minutes from the airport. Krabi is a great place but recently I have been feeling quite bored and alone, I'm originally from London 23 years old, it is different from the City and I really enjoying meeting new people and doing new things. If any one feels the same or wants to ever hang out in Krabi Town or around, let me know. Natasha ...

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Direct bus Chiang Rai to Luang Namtha via new bridge-any updates?

Posted by boleslav on 3/10/2013 at 16:34

I just found out this information on the hobo's web site and would like to know if anyone has any update on when/if this direct bus from Chiang Rai to Luang Namtha starts running? thank you - A new bridge over the Mekong about 10 km south of the current immigration checkpoints is finished and scheduled to open later in 2013. It's far outside of the towns on both sides and will provide options to cross the border and completely avoid Chiang Khong and Huay Xay. A direct bus from Chiang Rai t ...

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Viewed 3,491 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by arodin on 18/1/2015 at 16:41

Chiang Mai second half of March

Posted by simao on 13/1/2015 at 14:37

Hi, I am planning a trip to Thailand in March. We wanted to see a less touristy city, so thought maybe Chiang Mai could be a good place to see, maybe take some cooking lessons and just see something different before heading to the beaches in the south. I've read about this haze from the burning of farmer fields and I read we should not go to Chiang Mai during this time. Is this haze so bad that a trip to chiang mai during this time is definitely not recommended? Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,296 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by AdrianeLeith on 17/1/2015 at 02:03

Sak Yant Tattoo

Posted by lostintime on 10/11/2013 at 09:19

Hey guys, Wondering if anyone has any experience with Sak Yant tattoos? I have been travelling extensively around Asia for the last 4 years whenever I have had a spare moment but strangely never gotten a tattoo in Thailand even though it's always been highly appealing. I know 'Wat Bang Phra' is the most famous for Sak Yant tattoo's, my random question, does this tattoo have to be on your back/arm? I know the monk should pick your tattoo and place it which is extremely interesting. But due to ...

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Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

Posted by DicoR on 5/1/2015 at 07:47

Hi there, I need to get from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai. I know there are overnight busses from KK to CM. This is going to be one hell of a ride for sure, I'm guessing somewhere around 14 hours... Does any of you know whether there are other things to do on this route? Would be great to split this trip into pieces since I've got plenty of time. Thanks! ...

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Pattaya In Feb 2015 - Solo Traveler

Posted by DPFDO on 31/12/2014 at 05:39

Hi All, Wish you all a very happy new year (2015) Would like to know about travelling to Pattaya in month of FEB would be good?? I am travelling solo and looking to visit places and party. Thanks and looking forward to get some feedback about Pattaya. DeePee ...

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Viewed 2,259 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 4/1/2015 at 07:12

Solo Female Traveller- need advice on where to safely go

Posted by itsmoekoh on 1/1/2015 at 18:06

Hello! I'm heading to Miri, Malaysia for a week mid April to visit my dad. After that I have two weeks open to travel before I meet up with my boyfriend in Singapore. I'm trying to figure out where to go in that time while I'm traveling on my own. I've heard that South East Asia is pretty safe in general for traveling solo as long as you use common sense and exercise caution. I'd just love some advice from female travellers who have ideas on where to go. Really any advice in general is app ...

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Viewed 1,279 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by magicFly on 3/1/2015 at 07:00

ko kut, ko ,chang lodging

Posted by darlygross on 1/1/2015 at 14:02

We may arrive at either ko kut or Chang next week for several days to finish our trip to SEA. Agoda is showing only expensive lodging options. Are there less expensive options available in early to mid January for those who show up unannounced? Thank you. ...

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Viewed 1,149 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 2/1/2015 at 15:42

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